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The Return of Ulysses

Opera Collective Ireland & Kilkenny Arts Festival The Return of Ulysses Groundbreaking...

Fri Sep 7, 2018

£30 - £33

Opera Collective Ireland & Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Return of Ulysses

Groundbreaking company Opera Collective Ireland joins forces with the world-renowned Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for the first-ever Irish staging of one of the greatest baroque operas.

Monteverdi’s magnificent music finds a perfect creative match with the human drama of Homer’s Odyssey, showcasing the finest young Irish singers in a new production led by Tony Award-winning director Patrick Mason and conductor Christian Curnyn.

Ten years after the siege of Troy the hero Ulysses has still not found his way home. In Ithaca his wife Penelope has waited faithfully, hoping against hope that he may still be alive, meanwhile the suitors are circling…

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a glorious operatic marriage of Homer’s epic and renaissance Venice.

A co-production with the Kilkenny Arts Festival sung in English.

DATES: Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sep, 7.30pm

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Duration: 195mins (incl. interval)

Conductor: Christian Curnyn
Director: Patrick Mason
Set & Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
Costume Designer: Catherine Fay

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